Graphic Novel:Into the Wild, Part 2
|Into the Wild, Part 2|
|Released:||September 8, 2008|
|Story by:||Timm Keppler|
|Art by:||Jason Badower|
|Colors by:||Annette Kwok|
|Produced by:||Aspen MLT Inc.|
|Easter Egg:||Behind the scenes image of Sendhil Ramamurthy|
|Previous:||Into the Wild, Part 1|
|Next:||Into the Wild, Part 3|
|After the team rushes in, who will come out?|
|After Sabine and Root Julien escaped from The Facility with help from Evs Dropper, the two were taken to a cabin deep in the woods where Sabine was introduced to an army of Julien Clones. She was also introduced to Evs Dropper... and was shocked to learn Evs is actually two people -- Connie Logan and Duplicate Julien!|
Not willing to be a pawn in their plan to take down The Company, Sabine tried to escape, only to be stopped in her tracks by the revelation that the Root Julien is Connie's husband!
Connie Logan recalls to Sabine the defining moments of her life, beginning 20 years ago with marrying Julien, and continuing when she was a year older, when Gael visits her and Julien in the hospital after she had given birth to Penny. Two years later, Connie signs a form for Gael noting her consent for Julien's blood to be tested and so an attempt could be made to mimic Julien's ability. And after two more years, Gael tells Connie that Julien was killed.
Connie then considers leaving town, but she likes seeing Julien's face. So she dates and falls in love with one of Julien's clones, who informs her that the root Julien is still alive. Connie then forces the clone to take her to him, and she visits the root Julien in his cell at Primatech Research. It is then that Connie decides to make the Company pay, and set him free.
In the present, Sabine then apologizes to Connie, saying she didn't know, and that she needs time to think. But an alarm then goes off in the cabin, meaning that the cabin's perimeter has been breached. Two of the clones then help the root Julien into a black Hummer SUV parked in back of the cabin. Connie and Sabine get inside a Hummer and begin heading down a back exit road into the woods, leading a big convoy of Hummers containing the rest of the Julien clones.
At the same time, Gael, Bianca, and a large battalion of Company agents and squad members meet up with Thompson, Jr. and Donna in front of the cabin. Then, on Thompson, Jr.'s order, many squad members storm the cabin, but no one is inside. Thompson, Jr. reports fresh tire tracks leading into the woods, and Gael orders him to take out Logan and the clones while Bianca and their team secure the package.
Connie and her team approach a bridge. Connie orders the clones out of their vehicles and to take positions as planned. A group of the clones then blocks the road, halting the pursuit of the Company. Thompson, Jr., Donna, and the other Company agents then exit their vans to confront them. The clones on the road use explosive weaponry to take out three Company vans on the road, and Donna and Thompson, Jr. head off the road into the woods to find Connie.
After some searching, Donna is able to lead Thompson, Jr. towards Connie and the Julien clones. Thompson, Jr. shoots one of the clones, but Connie and the other clones get the jump on them and they end up all pointing guns at Thompson. Then, Thompson, Jr. is pistol-whipped in the face and he falls to the ground on his knees. He asks, "Are you insane?" Donna, pointing her gun at Thompson, replies, "You have no idea."
- Jason Badower included a number of "shout outs" in this graphic novel. He reprised his Sheindie Classics books from Root and Branch, Part 3 (a nod to Sarmy member Sheindie) with a book that Connie Logan reads called ROESian (referring to the 9thwonders.com user HERO, who is also called 'ROESian). As well, a Company agent at Evs Dropper's cabin is named Wise; this is the screen name sometimes used by 9thwonders.com poster bhero2all.
- For images from Into the Wild, Part 2, see images from Into the Wild, Part 2.
- For Jason Badower's original art from Into the Wild, Part 2 and notes about his work, see here.
- For an interview with writers Timm Keppler and Jim Martin about the Into the Wild series, see Interview:Into the Wild.